Shin Tae-yong’s “Miracle in Doha” ends here… Inni, 0-4 defeat → Korea’s opponent in the quarterfinals is “Australia.”

January 29, 2024 | by

Coach Shin Tae-yong’s dream of facing the Korean national soccer team in the quarterfinals, dreaming of a “Miracle of Doha,” collapsed for Australia.

The Indonesian national soccer team, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, was eliminated after losing 0-4 to Australia in the round of 16 at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup at Jasim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 28th (Korea time).

Indonesia challenged a new history following its first-ever advance to the round of 16 at the Asian Cup, but it collapsed as the physical could not cross the very strong wall of Australia.

Australia showed off its offense by playing the first three-point game of the tournament with a scoreless game against Indonesia.

Shin took the helm in 2020 under the condition that he oversee the Indonesian adult, U20, and U23 teams. Since then, Shin has led Indonesia to the finals for the first time in 16 years since the 2007 Indonesia-Vietnam-Thailand-Malaysia competition. This was the first time in 19 years that a player who was not qualified as a host country made it to the finals in China.

Shin also displayed his potential in the group league. He lost 1-3 in his first match against Iraq at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al-Ryan on the 15th, but successfully launched an attack with a fast counterattack against Iraq, which has strong physical strength.

In the Southeast Asian derby against Vietnam held at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha on the 19th, Asnaoui, a player known as Shin’s favorite, scored the final penalty kick goal for Ansan Greeners in the K League and Jeonnam Dragons, winning 1-0.

In the match against Japan held at Altumama Stadium in Doha on Monday, the team conceded a penalty kick early in the first half and conceded three goals, losing 1-3. Indonesia ranked third in Group D (1 win, two losses and three points).

The match between Kyrgyzstan and Oman ended in a 1-1 draw. In the final Group F match held at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday (Korea time), Oman’s Abdullah Algazani scored the first goal eight minutes into the first half.

As Oman became four points, Indonesia was eliminated from the point. Oman’s lead continued until the 35th minute of the second half, which seemed to cast a shadow of elimination for Indonesia, but it revived when Kyrgyzstan’s Joel Kozo scored a dramatic equalizer. Oman failed to open the Kyrgyz goal despite 17 shots on the day and remained in a 1-1 draw.

With Oman having two draws and one loss and only two points, Indonesia has secured a ticket to the last round of 16 teams. Coach Shin took Indonesia, which was on the verge of elimination, on the last train to the round of 16, and proved that luck surrounding him also works in the Asian stage.

“The Indonesian national team has advanced to the round of 16 at the Asian Cup,” the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) said. “Our advance to the round of 16 has been confirmed as the last match of Group F between Kyrgyzstan and Oman ended 1-1. This is the first time that we have advanced to the knockout stage in five tournaments.”

Indonesian coach Shin Tae-yong, who watched the game from his hotel room, was very happy after he confirmed his advance to the round of 16. “The interview on the eve of the game against Japan and the day of the game. Thank you so much for playing hard until the end,” Shin wrote on his personal social network service.

In an interview with Korean reporters right after the Japanese team, Shin said, “The Japanese national team coach Hajime Moriyasu said that the Japanese team played such a good game with young Indonesian players that he saw development stand out.” “So I am grateful for that,” Shin said after introducing favorable reviews from Japan, an Asian soccer powerhouse, and said, “I will rest for a day and wait for the result of the third round match (of other groups). I will leave it to the heaven to decide whether to advance to the round of 16.” The sky has repaid his long wait.

China also helped Indonesia advance to the round of 16. This is because China failed to advance to the round of 16, accepting the shocking result of two draws and one loss with no goal in Group A. Watchers say that Indonesia might benefit from China’s failure to advance to the round of 16, but the situation actually happened.

Indonesia is in Group D along with Japan, Iraq and Vietnam. The team lost its first group match against Iraq 1-3, but beat Vietnam 1-0, securing one win and three points.

Even if Japan beat Vietnam 4-2, it could not advance to the round of 16 as the No. 1 ranking in Group D, as it was caught by Iraq 1-2. In the case of AFC-hosted tournaments, the winner-win rule is applied in which the teams with the same points are determined when ranking multiple teams in the group league. It is different from the FIFA World Cup, in which teams with the same points are determined based on goal difference.

Iraq beat Indonesia and Japan one after another to confirm its No. 1 ranking in Group D regardless of the outcome of its last group match against Vietnam. With only two draws and one loss to China, the host country of Group A, ahead of the final match against Japan, it had only two losses. Indonesia has increased its chance to advance to the round of 16 by beating China with a point in the competition for the third-place team.

It was impossible to advance on its own with a complete defeat of 1-3 by Japan, but Oman ended up in a draw with Kyrgyzstan on the same day, allowing them to get their hands on the last remaining tickets to the round of 16.

Shin participated in the 2018 Russia World Cup when he was a coach of the Korean national team and wrote “Miracle of Kazan.” In the group league, he lost both the first and second games, but defeated the defending champion Germany 2-0 in the final game to achieve success.

In this tournament, he led Indonesia to the first tournament in history, creating a “Miracle of Doha.”

Now, the next goal is to advance to the quarterfinals. Attention is focusing on whether Shin’s magic will continue as he will face off against the winner among Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Korea if he advances to the quarterfinals.

When the Australian A-League was launched, Shin finished his career by playing for Queensland Roar. He continued living in Australia and his two sons also dreamed of becoming a soccer player in the country. Questions arose about Shin’s life in Australia, but he did not pretend to know in a hasty manner.

“Tomorrow’s game is definitely not an easy game for us. Australia is a really good team, and I think physical conditions are the best in Asia,” he said. “It can be a tough game, but we will also encourage them not to give up and do their best with fun spirit.”

“There is definitely a hole (in Australia). We are not as good as Australia, but we are trying to create something,” he said.

Regarding the preparation for the match against Australia, Shin said, “We actually have 26 players, but I think there are about 16 to 18 players that can be used in the game. Like all teams, we are rotating the rotation, and I don’t think a new player will start.”

“I’m going to play against Australia in the round of 16, and I’d be happy if a miracle comes again, but I don’t think it’s an easy game. However, the ball is round and I will play with the spirit of not giving up, and I’m asking the players to show their best performance to the end,” he added.

Regarding the tactical preparation against Australia, he avoided saying, “I’m sorry that the tactic is to open my card if I tell you in advance, but I can’t talk about it. I watched the video of how Australia plays, and I’m thinking about how to attack Australia because I’ve experienced the team in person.”

“I don’t see any weaknesses in Australia because of its good physical conditions and strong strength, but I always have to move during the game, so it’s up to the players and me to find holes. I’m getting ready,” he said.

On the possibility that he will meet Korea in the quarterfinals, Shin said, “It is definitely quite motivating for me. I think our chances of beating Australia are three to seven. Since Korea has a 6 to 4 chance of beating Saudi Arabia, I think Korea will advance to the quarterfinals. But the ball is round. I think we should meet in the quarterfinals together.”

Australia ranked No. 1 in Group B (two wins, one draw and seven points) and successfully advanced to the round of 16. However, the team displayed disappointing attack capability compared to solid defense.

Australia got off to a fresh start with a 2-0 win over India at the Al Rayan Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on the 13th. Five days later, the team struggled in attack against Syria at the Jasim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha and barely won 1-0 thanks to Jackson Irvine’s winning goal.

In the match against Uzbekistan held at Al-Wakra al-Zanub Stadium on the 23rd, Australia led the game with Martin Boyle’s first goal, but allowed the opponent to tie in the second half. Australia gave up its first goal in the A match against Uzbekistan, but retained its lead by scoring one point.

Australia, which has qualified as a home team, played the 4-3-3 model. Goalkeeper Matthew Ryan, Aziz Behitz, Kai Lawles, Harry Sutta, and Gedin Jones built the defense. Keanu Backers, Jackson Irvine, and Riley McGree were in charge of the midfield. Martin Boyle, Jordan Bose, and Bruno Fornaroli were on the front line.

Indonesia, which is eligible for the away team, came out as a 3-4-3 model. Hernando Arie, Elkan Bagot, Jordi Amat and Sandy Walsh built the back three. Justin Hoobner and Ivar Jenner were in charge of the midfield, while Shane Patinama and Asnaoui Mankualam were in charge of wing backs. Marcelo Ferdinand, Jakub Sayuri and Raphael Strawick were in the front line to score on the side attack.

At the beginning of the game, Australia launched a left attack and threatened Indonesia. In the 5th minute, Hoobner advanced a cross from the left and returned it to his left foot, but it missed slightly.

Australia struggled as Indonesia’s side attacks gradually continued. Australia was in a hurry to clear up as both sides of the attack, led by Patinama and Asnawi, continued.

However, Australia, which came up once, scored the first goal. In the 12th minute of the first half, Irvine broke through from the right and tried to cross. As it was refracted, the goalkeeper got caught in a dynamic game and the net was still rolling.

Indonesia gave momentum to Australia even after the loss. As Australia also launched strong side attacks, Indonesia also had a hard time.

After 20 minutes, Indonesia took possession again. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Hoobner set a left-footed shooting angle in front of the box, but the shot went weak and headed straight to goalkeeper Ryan.

It entered a lull, but the flow of the game was often cut off due to the poor pass accuracy of both teams. Ownership was also quickly transferred to the opponent. Indonesia started to block Australia’s advance by increasing the pressure level in the midfield.

Indonesia tried to shoot Marcelino’s cross from the right after Hoobner’s advance in the 38th minute of the first half, but it missed a lot when it hit the knee and missed the opportunity. A minute later, Marcelino attempted a mid-range shot in front of the box, but it missed a lot.

Australia scored a surprise goal again at the end of the first half. At the 45th minute of the first half, Boyle sent Jones’ early cross from the right to penetrate the center of the box, threw himself into the diving header, and shook the net. It was evident that Australia had excellent scoring ability.

In a hurry, Indonesia continued its offensive for three minutes in the first half of extra time. In the 48th minute of extra time, Patinama connected the ball saved in front of the end line with a low cross, but the Australian defense failed to take a chance as it neatly cleared it. The first half ended with Australia’s lead.

In the second half, Indonesia had a more difficult game to play than in the first half. At the 12th minute in the second half, coach Shin Tae-yong took out Asnaoui and added Witan Suley to complement his mobility and attack capability. At the 16th minute in the second half, Australia also made changes by taking out Riley McGree and Bruno Fornaroli and adding Conor McCalf and Mitchell Duke.

In the 18th minute of the second half, Jones tripped over a bridge in retaliation after falling in a collision with Strawick, sparking a war of nerves between the two teams and Jones was warned.

Johnson later collapsed complaining of a groin injury, and Nathaniel Atkinson was immediately replaced in the 23rd minute of the second half.

Australia’s; defense could not be penetrated by Indonesia at all. Rather, Australia’s offense continued sharply as Indonesia’s defense, midfield gap widened.

Coach Shin took out Sayuri, who had lost his stamina, and put in Rizki Lido, while Walsh went up to the right wingback and Lido was put in as the center back.

Despite Indonesia’s wave offensive, Australia held on by locking down deep from the 30th minute of the second half. Rather, Duke opened the defensive line in the 35th minute of the second half and tried to shoot one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but failed to connect with a shot on goal.

Australia’s offense continued to intensify as it entered the last minute of the second half. As Indonesia’s physical strength gradually declined, Australia gained a comparative advantage. Australia added bosses, Baccus and even Aiden O’Neill and Craig Goodwin to maintain their mobility.

In the 44th minute of the second half, Atkinson’s cross from the right side was connected to Irvine’s header, but the goalkeeper made a wonderful save. However, as soon as Goodwin was put in, he pushed it back and ran away by three goals 헤라카지노주소.

In the 45th minute of extra time in the second half, Souza pushed a free kick from the right side of the box into the header and scored the fourth goal to seal the victory. The game ended as it was.

Australia has made it to the quarterfinals or higher in all the Asian Cup tournaments since joining the AFC in 2006. It showed off its strong performance in each tournament, including winning its own tournament in 2015. If South Korea advances to the quarterfinals by beating Saudi Arabia, it will face Australia at 0:30 a.m. on the 3rd at Al-Wakra al-Zanub Stadium.

After advancing to the historic round of 16, Indonesia failed to challenge for the quarterfinals and finished the tournament. Still, the team showed off its potential to score goals in all three group matches. Coach Shin Tae-yong’s challenge has also come to an end.


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